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My 87' Golf 2 VR6 Build

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​Hello guys I'm a new member to your forum.

In 2002 I bought my golf mk2 87' (2' hand 3 door) without any kind of knowledge or experience in engineering on this car .It was 1050cc ( lol ) original and the body was clean ,but the paint was horrible ( red-pink). However i changed bumpers ,i replaced the doors (90's) , tinted windows bucket seat(driver side) and so on....bla bla bla

Somewhere in between 2006-2007 the engine totally failed (327,000 km) so i had to change it and due to lack of money at that time ,i purchased a 1800 8v Carb -no injection (which I was very pleased with) . I started later on modifying the car just a little bit, (wheels ,performance, lowering the car etc) because I was planning to get it painted. Although I didn’t paint the engine bay but it came out really nice Red color and all the new trims ,spoilers etc. 

So overall ……. YES I started from scratch.

This is a photo of the car at the end of November 2013 .(and the engine –filthy )


 

 

 

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At the end of february 14' ,someone whispered to my ear that there was a V Engine available in someone's backyard and that he wanted to give it away (space issues) .However the engine was in a good working condition but it was covered with half inch of dust.  :shock: 

I said why not ( i was super excited at the time and i forgot to take a picture of the complete engine)

 

ta raaaaaa

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then i started to disassembly the engine

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started fixing the loom

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and while i was expecting some new parts to come in ,i decided to mess around a little bit  :)

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the parts came in 

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and head came back cleaned and skimmed ,checked valves ,springs etc...

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and bought new rings ..... for the pistons which i had send to be inspected,.........

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IMG_1068.jpg  i let it dry like 24 hours and then i painted it with the color i wanted

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IMG_1090.jpgafter checking or replacing the guides i proceeded with the covers

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she looks nice  :D  :D  :D

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for now i'm done ,i'm gonna paint the trans and some other staff 

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:wub:

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to be honest no there was no reason but at the time i didn't know much about the engine ,but also knew that i should change some things if i wanted to be with coilpack ,like engine loom and ECU (correct me if i'm wrong as i said i'm a newbie to VR )

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surgery time ,,,,,,,

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And that 's me ,giving a hand

DSC_0039-1.jpg like an hour later ......bye bye icon_smile.gif (overall she was a good and reliable engine)

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well at the same time i removed the dash 

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my mechanic removed the mk2 subframe and rack 

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well i think the donor's suspenion was for a 4x4  truck   hahaha  , :blink:

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anyways i wanted to clean the engine bay in order to have her in

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the boss preparing the dash

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and trying to fit it in

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some mod's

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and here comes the loom :angry:

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testing the dash

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now dash removed and some special coating on the frame and then sound proof

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and inner loom

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a2 resource ofcourse

and at that point we wanted to test if the heart was alive ;)B)

hese she goes in

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hello people some more pics ....

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fuel tank GIII

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lift it up for some assembing

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removed the old pump , fixing the t-axis and in general the check

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and the next day i had her ready for the final stage 

the rads

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:) :)

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and of course i wanted to check the connections , plugs etc. and placed the battery temp and switch on 

 

:D :D :D

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by the way does anyone knows if i can erase some mileage .............or   not??

 

anyways the next thing i did was the dash ..............it looks nice

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and here she is       ta      raaaaaaaaaaaaa 

of course not completely done  but    SHE  IS ALIVEEEEEEE    :D :D :D

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well this is the last pic i got guys and this is how she looks now but due to lack of time ( job) i haven't finished it yet ,.............

 

Anyways well here is the deal ,

 

the last 2 weeks the car is out of the workshop the engine is working really great ,

 

but i there is a small issue.

 

1)     when the engine is cold  she will not start right away like 6 sec's cranking , off and then again 2 sec's cranking and she fires up .

         Any ideas ??

 

2) she pulls really hard ( not full throttle but at least half) and when she gets warmed up like 85 -90 C  ( rads kick in ) ,by the time i push full throttle and after that i stop to a traffic light then at that moment she starts behaving weird - at that point  i have first gear and kick off from there she enmesh like over fueled ,mix-up ,or vacuum ,or i really don't know .

 

     Any ideas guys ???

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well i changed the maf sensor with 2 used but working ones and i still have the same issue. I mean i have changed almost everything on this engine and i don't know what it is . :angry:

 

to be honest i haven't changed the below items :huh:

 

crank sensor (it seemed ok)

dizzy (it was almost knew)

O2 sensor

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Did you wire up the diagnostic port?

If so try getting vag-com or VCD's on it.

Run a fault code test and see if it return any codes.

Then try running the engine with vag-com connected and use the measuring blocks to check the sensor.

Any problem should show up in either of these,

Either a fault code, or dodgy readings on one of the sensors, from the measuring blocks.

be careful of old none cleared error codes. I usually clear the error codes, then run the engine until hot. Switch off engine, and re-check for error codes.

As any error that re-appears still remains , and is not an old code.

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well , i know it is a very long time since i've posted anything but .................whatever.

 

Anyhow , regarding the check up DTC's i had back then :

 

00537  :   Lambda (Oxygen Sensor) Regulation: Upper Limit  (Intermittent)

00533  :    Idle Speed Regulation: Adaptation Limit below limit  (Permanent)

00561  :   Mixture Adaptation: Adaptation Limit (Add) Exceeded   (Permanent)

00513 :    Engine Speed Sensor (G28): No Signal   (Permanent)

 

i had erased the codes back then but the issue of course remained.

 

the next step was to change some sensors -  air temperature sensor ( the one which goes on the manifold)

                                                                     -  one of the knock sensors (the one which goes next to the oil cooler)

                                                                     - TPS  

                                                irrelative_    -   oil pressure sensor  all 3 of them

 

 

 

 

 

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and  GUESS WHAT ........................  nothing has changed .:(

 

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